Before the movers can deliver your items, a few things will need to be prepared. Firstly, ensure the moving company has all the correct information, delivery address, and contact numbers. It is best that you’re home for the unloading of your items, however, if this is not possible, have someone there who can accept the delivery. Inform the moving company

You will need to make sure ahead of time that the moving truck can park without any problems. Obtain parking permits if needed. The closer the moving truck is to your home, the easier and quicker unloading will be. It will also lessen the chance of any additional charges, such as long carry. If you live in a building with an elevator, it might need to be reserved. Speak with the building manager to ensure the elevator will be available for your use on the delivery date.

If small children and babies will be present on the day of delivery, it is advised to have a babysitter to watch and keep them out of the way of the delivery crew. This will prevent any accidents and allow you to focus on your delivery. Older children often like to be involved, there are plenty of little jobs to keep them occupied.

Many moving companies provide unpacking services. If you would like to add this to your estimate, make sure you do so prior to delivery day.

A local move is when the distance between pick up and delivery is no larger than 100 miles. If you’re moving further than 100 miles, it is considered an intrastate move.

With 40% of the population living in New York City, many individuals and families are moving to the suburbs of New York State. Similarly, there are many people moving into New York City from within the state of New York.

Moving Locally Within New YorkLocal moves are charged at an hourly rate, with a minimum charge of between 3-7 hours. Any additional time will usually be charged per hour. You can contact local moving companies and obtain rough quotes over the phone. Once you have narrowed your search for a reputable moving company, a representative can be sent to your home, free of charge to provide you a cost and time estimation for your individual move.

You will want to ensure the moving company you hire is licensed and insured. To check the requirements of New York State, you can visit New York State Department of Transportation.

Insuring your belongings is also advised. Even if you are only moving a short distance, your items will be protected against any potential damage or loss.

If you are considering moving yourself, obtain all possible costs, including: truck rental, mileage, gas, and hired help, for assistance with loading and unloading your items.

Moving locally in New York

How exciting! Moving internationally to another country. Within that excitement, there could also be feelings of anxiousness and possibly even a little fear, all of which are natural. If you’re moving to a country that you’ve never been to before, there’s a lot to take in, a whole new culture! Often, we feel very comfortable with the familiar, the food we know, the climate, our surroundings, and if you’re not able to speak the language, it’s only natural that you might be experiencing culture shock.

International movingMoving to a new country is a big step, especially if you’ve done it alone. Finding your community, and places of interest, might take a little longer than expected. If you find yourself feeling lonely, impatient, or having any physical pain, such as headaches or stomachaches, both of which are common causes of stress, you might be experiencing culture shock.

 To ease culture shock and have a smooth transition, there are ways to help you adjust to the move. These can be done before you move. They include: Learning about the country you’re moving too, and familiarizing yourself with the language. Acquaint yourself with local attractions that can be visited once you arrive. And remember not to rush to accomplish everything immediately. Adjusting takes time. You’ll meet new friends, find your favorite hangout spot, and become a local sooner than you expect.

 

Moving to a new home can be very simple. However, some moves require special services, also referred to as accessorial services within the moving industry.

Extra services could include:

Packing/unpacking – professional packers pack and unpack your belongings.

Bulky items – Pianos, pool tables, motorcycles, etc. are considered bulky items. They are heavy and hard to maneuver.

Expedited service – Receiving delivery on a guaranteed date.

Stairs – Flight charge is common above a certain number of stairs. Check with your moving company.

Elevator – Elevator charges are common in the city. More time is spent loading and unloading an elevator when done more than once.

Long carry - If your items need to be carried above a certain distance from the moving truck to delivery location.

Shuttle service – If a large moving truck cannot park by your home, a smaller shuttle truck will need to be used.

cross country moving servicesExtra services are charged at an additional cost, on top of the estimate provided from your moving company. Before the movers pick up your items, you might have already arranged extra services; therefore they will already be included in your estimate. In some situations, extra services are necessary without prior knowledge, due to unforeseen circumstances. Knowing what the extra services mean will help you better understand what you are being charged for.

Often described as vibrant, and fantastic, San Francisco is a great city to move to with children.

With its small size of almost 47 square miles, you have everything you need to raise children in this dynamic, and multi cultural city.

moving with kidsLike New York, San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and you’ll pay high prices in housing to live in this city. But for many, nothing beats living in San Francisco! Depending on the needs of your family, San Francisco offers many child friendly areas to live where your family will discover the hidden gems of this city.

San Francisco is an outdoor adventurers paradise. There is so much to do and see. Depending on the ages of your children, there is something for all ages. Take a walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge or through the Golden Gate Park, which is full of activities for children. Parks and greenery surround San Francisco. On a clear day, visit the beach or take stroll through one of the neighborhoods, or through Chinatown. San Francisco boasts some of the finest children’s museums, for both after school and vacation fun. There’s always something to do! And soon enough you’ll be part of a community of familiar faces.

San Francisco offers some of the top rated schools, and once your children are ready for university, San Francisco is home to three of the most notable universities.